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The Novelaires
Directed by Edward Rubach


Directed By: Edward Rubach


at the electric organ

: The Archers: Omnibus Edition

Written by Edward J. Mason and Geoffrey Webb.
A story of country folk.


Writer: Edward J. Mason
Writer: Geoffrey Webb
Editor: Godfrey Baseley
Producer: Tony Shryane Daniel Archer: Harry Oakes
Doris Archer: Gwen Berryman
Jack Archer: Denis Folwell
Peggy Archer: Thelma Rogers
Philip Archer: Norman Painting
Grace Archer: Ysanne Churchman
Christine Archer: Lesley Saweard
Mr Fairbrother: Leslie Bowmar
Mrs Fairbrother: Joy Davies
Simon: Eddie Robinson
Walter Gabriel: Chris Gittins
Mrs Perkins: Pauline Seville
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Squire: Ronald Baddiley
Ben White: Will Kings
John Tregorran: Basil Jones
Carol Grey: Anne Cullen
Reggie Trentham: Peter Wilde
Valerie Trentham: Ann Johnson
Len Thomas: Arnold Peters
Mary Thomas: Noreen Baddiley
Police Constable Bryden: John Dexter
Paul Johnson: Leslie Dunn
Mrs Turvey: Courtney Hope
Doctor Cavendish: Geoffrey Lewis
Mr Sproggett: Philip Garston-Jones
Joyce Richmond: Judith Hackett


with the Silver Chords Choir and the Strings in Harmony
Introduced by Havard Gregory
Production by Mai Jones


Introduced By: Havard Gregory
Production By: Mai Jones


A monthly programme reflecting life in the country
David Lloyd James and Eric Simms introduce personalities to talk about happenings in the countryside
The programme also includes recordings of August countryside sounds
Produced by Arthur Phillips


Unknown: David Lloyd James
Unknown: Eric Simms
Produced By: Arthur Phillips


Band of the Cameronians
(Scottish Rifles)
Conductor, Mr. C. H. Pike
Introduced by Alastair McDougall
Produced by Harry Mortimer From Radio Bremen, Germany


Conductor: Mr. C. H. Pike
Introduced By: Alastair McDougall
Produced By: Harry Mortimer

: People's Service

from Cornwall
'Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the Kingdom of God' (St. Mark 4. v. 11)
1 — 'Cornish Piskeys'
Service from Truro Cathedral, Cornwall
Conducted by Canon J. E. Fison


Conducted By: Canon J. E. Fison


For service men and women stationed abroad and their families at home
Presented from London and Cologne by Jean Metcalfe and John Mead


Unknown: Jean Metcalfe
Unknown: John Mead

: The Billy Cotton Band Show

The Boys with the Laughs
The Man of Many Voices:
Alan Breeze
The Singer of Sweet Songs:
Doreen Stephens
The Bandits and Mr. Wakey Wakey (Himself)
Produced by Glyn Jones


Unknown: Doreen Stephens
Produced By: Glyn Jones


Anona Winn , Joy Adamson
Jack Train , Tony Van den Bergh and Gilbert Harding
Presented by C. F. Meehan


Unknown: Anona Winn
Unknown: Joy Adamson
Unknown: Jack Train
Unknown: Tony van Den Bergh
Unknown: Gilbert Harding
Presented By: C. F. Meehan

: Jack Payne introduces BRITISH BAND BOX

A weekly programme of records featuring the pick of British dance bands and instrumentalists

: Patrick Barr and Pauline Jameson in ' THE BARLOWES OF BEDDINGTON'

The story of a school seen through the eyes of the head-master and his wife by Warren Chetham-Strode
Episode 8
Production by Audrey Cameron


Unknown: Warren Chetham-Strode
Production By: Audrey Cameron
Robert Barlowe: Patrick Barr
Kate Barlowe: Pauline Jameson
Caroline Nicholls: Elizabeth London
John Tooting, a master: David Enders
Mark Sangster: John Clarke-Smith
Boys of Beddington:Linklater: John Charlesworth
Smith: Cavan Malone
Martin: Warren Hearnden
Ponsonby, Chairman of the Governors: John Turnbull
Governors of Beddington:Lambert: Leonard Trolley
Crockford: Philip Ray
General Naseby: Anthony Shaw
Sergeant-Major Marden: Richard George
Stockfleld, Mayor of Beddington town: Gilbert Davis
Annie, the maid: Freda Falconer
Matron of School House: Molly Rankin

: Frank Weir and his Concert Orchestra in MELODY HOUR

with Betty Phillips
John Horvelle , Guy Taylor
BBC Chorus
(Chorus-Master, Leslie Woodgate )
Introduced by Robin Boyle
Produced by Eric Arden


Unknown: Betty Phillips
Unknown: John Horvelle
Unknown: Guy Taylor
Chorus-Master: Leslie Woodgate
Introduced By: Robin Boyle
Produced By: Eric Arden


Franklin Engelmann with a BBC mobile recording unit visits Sheerness to meet local people who talk about their lives and jobs and choose their favourite music
Produced by Phyllis Robinson


Unknown: Franklin Engelmann
Produced By: Phyllis Robinson

: Jack Warner and Kathleen Harrison in' 'MEET THE HUGGETTS'

Written by Eddie Maguire
' Love in a Mist'
Preduced by Peter Eton


Written By: Eddie Maguire
Unknown: Peter Eton


Marilyn Monroe and Tom Ewell in ' The Seven Year Itch '
A radio adaptation from the sound-track of the Twentieth Century-Fox Cinemascope picture
Based on the play by George Axel rod
Adaptation by Roy Bradford
Programme produced by Denys Jones


Unknown: Marilyn Monroe
Unknown: Tom Ewell
Play By: George Axel
Produced By: Denys Jones

: Jack Buchanan THE MAN ABOUT TOWN

This week's guests:
June Whitfield and Tony Fayne and David Evans with Vanessa Lee , Pat Coombs
David Jacobs and The Coronets and presenting Hubert Gregg and his Songs about London
8—' London in the Rain '


Unknown: June Whitfield
Unknown: Tony Fayne
Unknown: David Evans
Unknown: Vanessa Lee
Unknown: Pat Coombs
Unknown: David Jacobs
Unknown: Hubert Gregg

: News and Radio Newsreel

A summary of events of the past week


The informal story of radio entertainment
Chapter Ten:
Barbara Kelly Bernard Miles Jimmy Miller Pat Osborne
Eric Spear Mony Weir
Narrator. Rex Palmer
Written by Gale Pedrick
Produced by Alfred Dunning


Unknown: Barbara Kelly
Unknown: Bernard Miles
Unknown: Jimmy Miller
Unknown: Pat Osborne
Unknown: Eric Spear
Narrator: Mony Weir
Narrator: Rex Palmer
Written By: Gale Pedrick
Produced By: Alfred Dunning


Hymn-singing from the Baptist Church, Hucknall, Nottingham, introduced by the Minister, the Rev. W. Hargreaves Wragg. Singing by United Free Church choirs and congregations of the district
For the beauty of the earth (Tune,
0 love of God. how strong and true
(Tune. Martham)
How sweet the Name of Jesus sounds
(Tune, Jazer)
Rejoice! The Lord is King (Tune,
All hail the power of Jesus' Name
(Tune. Diadem)
Glorious things of thee are spoken
(Tune. Lux Eoi )
See how great a flame aspires (Tune,
St. George's. Windsor)
The day thou gavest. Lord, is ended
(Tune. St. Clement)
Conductor, Ralph Noke
Organist, Gladys Braddock


Unknown: Rev. W. Hargreaves Wragg.
Unknown: Lux Eoi
Conductor: Ralph Noke
Organist: Gladys Braddock


Jean Pougnet and the Palm Court Orchestra with Ena Mitchell


Unknown: Jean Pougnet
Unknown: Ena Mitchell


' // I travel in your company.
You know the way to heaven's door ' George Herbert : ' Church Music ' A group of programmes about some favourite hymn tunes
Presented by the Rev. Cyril Taylor
Warden of the Royal School of Church Music with Wilfred Brown (tenor) and the St. Martin's Singers


Unknown: George Herbert
Unknown: Rev. Cyril Taylor
Tenor: Wilfred Brown

: Bill O'Connor wanders DOWN MELODY LANE

Coming upon songs and melodies in the highways and by-ways of familiar music with the BBC Revue Orchestra
Conductor, Harry Rabinowitz
Music edited by Edwin Braden
Written and produced by John Broweil


Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz
Edited By: Edwin Braden
Produced By: John Broweil

: Lionel Gamlin says it's TIME FOR A RECORD

and proves it with gramophone records of his own choice

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